rock the school bellsThe CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community presented their 13th Annual Rock the School Bells (RTSB) Hip Hop Conference on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Farallon Room in Building 12.

With over 20 workshops to choose from, nearly 350 high school students from various schools in the Bay Area attended. The theme of the conference was “How We DRIP: Developing Revolutionary & Innovative Practices” where students engaged in various workshops such as storytelling, podcasting, designing housing projects, beat-making, entrepreneurship and dance.

Participants were blessed with an amazing morning rap by Skyline College Interim President Dr. Jannett Jackson, live performances by RTSB attendees, live music by Tia Samn also known as DJ Lil Vibey, and our closing keynote speaker and performer Rocky Rivera.

This event would not be successful without the support of the Rock the School Bells Planning Committee and all of the student volunteers. A huge special thanks also goes to the California Endowment Fund, Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development, and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) for their generous financial and material support to ensure a memorable and educational experience for all of the participants. To check out pictures and videos of our event, check out and follow RTSB’s Instagram @rocktheschoolbells.  To learn more about Rock the School Bells, visit

Article by Nate Nevado | Photo by Ivy Chen

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